The Brazilian economy contracted 3.6 percent last year, but the government expects slight growth this year.
German engineering giant Siemens has announced plans to triple its investments in Brazil. It said the new resources would mainly go into electrification, automation and digitalization projects across the nation.
Russia's economy is the world's eleventh-largest. Following a period of recession, it managed to return to growth last year despite Western sanctions widening. But can the country continue on the road of recovery?
The US central bank has raised interest rates by a quarter-point at its first policy meeting under Chairman Jay Powell and signaled more hikes are coming in response to tax cuts and higher government spending.
Debt-stricken Greece has confirmed its economy expanded last year despite a dip in the country's outbound shipments. The statistics office said growth was attributable to a surge in corporate investment.
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